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Buyers rush to fill orders before break
25 Jun 17 WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the annual July market recess.
Field Days to embrace the new ag age
25 Jun 17 THE new age of agriculture is upon us, with advances in technology opening opportunities in the face of an increasingly uncertain climate.
Keeping busy is the key on Balla farm
25 Jun 17 AS much of the State is facing prolonged dry conditions, Balla farmers Raylene and Brad Burns’ family are remaining positive in what is looking to be a repeat of the 2006 season, however they believe the season is not yet a write-off.
New face on the auction room floor
25 Jun 17 A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Wild dogs on funding schemes’ radar
25 Jun 17 LIVESTOCK Industry Funding Schemes (IFS) are flagging an increase in industry levies for the 2018-19 financial year to help control wild dogs.
Game plan important to survive dry times
24 Jun 17 WITH 55 years farming experience up his sleeve Ray Marshall has had his fair share of experience in dealing with dry weather conditions.
Grains research hangs in the balance
24 Jun 17 THE long-term future of grains research and development remains unclear as the State government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) continue to battle over how research and development will be delivered in Western Australia.
Revamp on the cards for crop insurance
24 Jun 17 CHANGES are being considered to tweak and improve the federal government’s flagging Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) farm business assessment program.
Time to harness technology capabilities
24 Jun 17 WITH digital technologies invading livestock production at a rate of knots, the focus needs to be on steering the juggernaut towards providing producers with the ability to make prescient and informed decisions, regardless of where they are.
A decade-old Tornado with fire in belly
23 Jun 17 A TORNADO in Gnowangerup would trigger a media frenzy in Perth.
ABARES tips significant grain reduction
23 Jun 17 THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has flagged a whopping 33 per cent year-on-year fall in grain production, but industry analysts suggest the figure may fall further again.
Agrium expands its tech base
23 Jun 17 LANDMARK’S Canadian farm services and crop products parent Agrium Inc has bought another Australian venture, the Starpharma Holdings agrichemical business.
Field day provides hopeful insights
23 Jun 17 THE dry conditions didn’t stop Yuna Farm Improvement Group from holding its post seeding field walk last week.
Ground broken in major fertiliser race
23 Jun 17 A RACE to be first to produce high performance potassium fertiliser in outback Western Australia picked up pace in the past month.
New grower members for CBH
23 Jun 17 FORMER CBH director candidate and Walkaway farmer Gareth Rowe has been elected to the co-operative’s Grower Advisory Council (GAC).
Perennial pasture provide exciting results
23 Jun 17 THE perennial pasture trial at the Battens farm stirred up conversation at the YFIG walk.
Time for maximise opportunities for next day
23 Jun 17 KEEP a close eye on everything you do this year to maximise the opportunities for 2018.
Challenger ups ante in controlled traffic
22 Jun 17 CHALLENGER is upping the ante with its new MT765e tracked tractor.
CLAAS Axion set for workhorse duties
22 Jun 17 AT the moment it’s a dedicated WEED-it spray tractor. And arguably, you would think the new 261kW (350hp) CLAAS 930 Axion was a bit over the top for such a task.
Versatiles getting put through their paces
22 Jun 17 IT’S demo time for McIntosh & Son South Coast salesmen as they put the new Versatile 620 DT (Delta Track) through its paces.
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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